by Nana Martirosyan
The referendum in the Crimea has shown that dual standards go on functioning in the world, Director of the Armenian office of the Institute for CIS countries, political expert, Aleksandr Markarov, told Arminfo correspondent.
He said that the results of the referendum were not surprising. "Actually, the principle of the peoples' right for self-determination was used. However, one should draw attention at the fact that two big world actors the USA and the European Union do not recognize the results of the referendum. So, the dual standard has been used once again", - the expert said.
Asked if the Crimea referendum will affect the Karabakh settlement, he said that the point is if the Armenian party wants such a precedent. He also added that the Crimea will hardly become a precedent for the Karabakh settlement, as the future of an independent but unrecognized country is not the best option.